Brother 1034D vs 1134D Comparison In Detail

Brother 1034D vs 1134D Comparison In Detail

We all know how popular Brother 1034D is in the US. The same is the case with Brother 1134D in Canada. 1034D has been a blockbuster for Brother in US. Its quality and affordability gave it a special place in the sewers' heart. Like its sibling, 1134D is also a quality serger. 1134D's popularity in Canada is a testimony to its quality. These two sergers might look similar from the outside, only a closer look will reveal the differences.

Brother 1034D Vs 1134D - Major Feature Differences

The first thing you will notice is the color of the tension dials. The tension dials on Brother 1034D are of different colors, whereas on 1134D all are white. However, do not have an impression that Brother 1134D does not have color-coded threading system. The color of the tension dials have nothing to do with the color-coded threading system, it is just aesthetics. 1134D like 1034D, comes with color-coded threading system. The multi-color tension dials give 1034D a cool look though. 

Stitch Width and Length

As far as stitch width and length range is concerned, Brother 1134D has a slight edge over 1034D. The former has a bigger range, hence it will be handy while doing customization.

The stitch width range on 1034D is from 5-7mm from left needle and that on 1134D is 3-7mm.

The stitch length range on 1034D is 2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch), whereas on 1134D is 0.8 - 4.0mm.

Machine Weight

Brother 1134D is around 1.98 lbs heavier than 1034D. This might be something that you need to consider if you move the serger around.

Editor comment

The difference between Brother 1034D and 1134D is right in front of you. As far as stitch quality is concerned, there is very little to choose between them. So the ultimate decision is left to you.

PS: A newer version of Brother 1034D is now available, check out Brother 1034DX.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother 1034DBrother 1134D
Stitch Configuration3/4 thread3/4 thread
Overlock Seam Width5.0 - 7.0mm from left needle3 - 7mm
Cover StitchNoNo
2/3/4 Thread ChangeNoNo
Differential FeedYes, 0.7 - 2.0Yes, 0.7 - 2.0
Change for Rolled HemmingRemovableRemovable
Underlooper ThreaderYesYes
Stitch Fingers11
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Knife Drive TypeLower driveDown side
Stitch Width5.0 - 7.0 mm from left needle3.0 - 7.0mm
Color Coded ThreadingYesYes
Double Chain StitchNoNo
Stitch Length2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch)0.8 - 4.0mm
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed1,300 Stitches/min1,300 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes BulbYes
Feed DogDifferential FeedDifferential feed
Included FeetStandard foot, blind stitch foot, gathering footBlind stitch foot
Machine Weight13.45 lbsApprox 15.43 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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